Košice railway station

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Košice
Košice, nádražní budova.jpg
The station building in 2008
Station statistics
Address Staničné Namestie
04001 Košice-Staré Mesto
Coat of arms of Košice.png Košice
Košice I
 Košice Region
 Slovakia
Coordinates 48°43′21″N 21°16′05″E / 48.72250°N 21.26806°E / 48.72250; 21.26806Coordinates: 48°43′21″N 21°16′05″E / 48.72250°N 21.26806°E / 48.72250; 21.26806
Line(s) Zvolen–Košice
Miskolc–Košice
Košice–Žilina
(Košice)–Kysak–Prešov–Muszyna (PKP)
Košice–Čierna nad Tisou–Tschop (Ukrsalisnyzja)
Connections
Distance 98.77 km (61.37 mi)
from Slovakia—Ukraine border
Platforms 4
Other information
Opened 14 August 1860 (1860-08-14)
Owned by Železnice Slovenskej republiky
(ŽSR)
Operator Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko
(ZSSK)
RegioJet
(RJ, since 14. XII. 2014)
Location
Košice railway station is located in Slovakia
Košice railway station
Location within Slovakia

Košice railway station (Slovak: Železničná stanica Košice, also known for a short period as Košice hlavná stanica) serves the city of Košice, seat of the Košice Region, eastern Slovakia.

Opened in 1860, the station is the eastern terminus of the Košice–Žilina railway, which forms part of Slovakia's main east-west rail corridor. It is also the terminus of a number of other lines, some of them linking Slovakia with other countries.

The station is currently owned by Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR); train services are operated by Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK) and RegioJet (RJ) (since 14. XII. 2014).

Location[edit]

Košice railway station is situated at Staničné Namestie, about 1 km (0.62 mi) east of St. Elisabeth Cathedral. It is near the western bank of the river Hornád, in the borough of Staré Mesto, which forms part of the Košice I district.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 14 August 1860, upon the inauguration of the Miskolc–Košice railway, which linked Košice with Miskolc in present day Hungary.

The current station building has been in place since 1973, and is a modified version of an earlier building constructed in 1871.

Lines[edit]

Košice railway station is a hub for the following Slovakian railway lines:

Lines 180 and 190 combine to form part of Pan-European Corridor Va, which runs from Venice in Italy to Kiev in Ukraine, via Bratislava, Žilina, Košice and Uzhhorod.

Interchange[edit]

The station offers interchange with Košice trams and local buses managed by the Dopravný podnik mesta Košice (DPMK), or Košice Transit Company. Košice's long distance bus station is nearby.

Services[edit]

Preceding station   ŽSSK   Following station
Kysak
toward Prague
  EuroNight
EN Slovakia
  Terminus
Kysak
toward Bratislava
  InterCity   Terminus
Terminus   EuroCity   Hidasnémeti Hungary
toward Budapest
Kysak
toward Žilina
  Regional fast trains   Trebišov
toward Humenné
Kysak
toward Prešov
  Regional fast trains   Moldava nad Bodvou
toward Zvolen
Ťahanovce
toward Prešov or Poprad-Tatry
  Stopping trains   Košice predmestie
toward Moldava nad Bodvou or Trebišov

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Catchpole, Paul (1998). Steam and Rail in Slovakia. Kings Norton, Birmingham, England: Locomotives International. ISBN 1-900340-08-9. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Košice railway station at Wikimedia Commons